Tax

Loyens & Loeff advises Berkshire Partners in its divestment of Farm Boy

By Jochem van der Wal, Siobhán McCarthy, Frédéric Franckx, Kristof Jansen We advised the leading American private equity firm, Berkshire Partners, on Luxembourg tax and corporate law aspects of its divestment of Farm Boy, a Canadian grocery store, which Berkshire Partners acquired in 2012. Farm Boy was sold to the Canadian food retailer Empire Co Ltd for […]

Loyens & Loeff advises SGG in the acquisition of Augentius

We advised SGG, a Luxembourg-based leading trust, corporate and fund services firm, in the acquisition of Augentius, a leading global provider of alternative investment solutions to the Private Equity and Real Estate communities. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, reinforces SGG Group’s position as the 4th leading investor services firm in the world […]

HMRC

HMRC finds a new legal head from Defra

HM Revenue and Customs has appointed a new general counsel, taking on the legal director of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Alan Evans will take on the top legal role at HMRC on 1 January 2019, advising on all aspects of tax law and leading its litigation team. He will also be […]

Osborne Clarke reels in Bird & Bird’s UK tax head

Bird & Bird’s head of UK tax Mathew Oliver has joined Osborne Clarke’s London office; the latest in a string of new recruits to the latter’s City operations. Oliver has been at Bird & Bird since 2005, joining as a partner from Lovells where he was an associate for three years. He was a tax […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Greenberg partner rejoins KWM colleagues at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has lured Greenberg Traurig tax partner Clive Jones away from the US firm, in a move that reunites him with his former King & Wood Mallesons colleagues. Jones opted to move to Greenberg Traurig at the end of 2016 as it became clear that KWM’s London arm was close to falling into administration. […]

Shoosmiths represents Orbis Protect on its MBO

By Lee Perry Shoosmiths has advised the management team of facilities management company Orbis Protect on its buyout (MBO) backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital Orbis Protect, which employs more than 400 staff across 19 depots, provides a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout […]

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Mayer Brown fills tax gap with new partner hire

Mayer Brown has added former Nabarro partner Simon Rose to its tax practice in London, nearly a year after the departure of its lead City partner to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Rose joins Mayer Brown as its third tax partner in London. He started his career at SJ Berwin in 1994, working there until leaving to […]

HMRC appoints interim GC after Aitken’s departure

HMRC has named in-house lawyer David Bunting to replace Gill Aitken as director general of the solicitor’s office and legal services group on an interim basis. Bunting will report to HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson from 1 July while an open recruitment process is conducted to find Aitken’s permanent replacement. Bunting is expected to step […]

Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

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